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Cognitive Neuroscience and NeuropsychologyThis text balances experimental and clinical perspectives with a survey of a variety of mental functions. In a conversational style, the author provides clear, accessible explanations of difficult concepts, making use of analogies and case studies to illustrate them. A consistent structure throughout each chapter defines a mental function and the role of each part or parts of the brain in that function, followed by a discussion of what neuropsychological syndromes say about the cognitive and neu…

Cognitive Neuroscience of Natural Language UseWhen we think of everyday language use, the first things that come to mind include colloquial conversations, reading and writing e-mails, sending text messages or reading a book. But can we study the brain basis of language as we use it in our daily lives? As a topic of study, the cognitive neuroscience of language is far removed from these language-in-use examples. However, recent developments in research and technology have made studying the neural underpinnings of naturally occurring language…

Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of the Mind, 4th EditionThe most authoritative cognitive neuroscience text is also the most accessible. The first textbook for the course, and still the market leader, Cognitive Neuroscience has been thoroughly refreshed, rethought, and reorganized to enhance students’ and instructors’ experience. A stunning, all new art program conveys data and concepts clearly, and new chapter-opening Anatomical Orientation figures help students get their bearings. The table of contents and the chapters themselves have been reorg…

The Oxford Handbook of Functional Brain Imaging in Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neurosciences (Oxford Library of Psychology)The Oxford Handbook of Functional Brain Imaging in Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neurosciences describes in a readily accessible manner the several functional neuroimaging methods and critically appraises their applications that today account for a large part of the contemporary cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology literature. The complexity and the novelty of these methods often cloud appreciation of the methods’ contributions and future promise. The Handbook begins with an overview of th…

Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of TimeA leading neuroscientist embarks on a groundbreaking exploration of how time works inside the brain.In Your Brain Is a Time Machine, brain researcher and best-selling author Dean Buonomano draws on evolutionary biology, physics, and philosophy to present his influential theory of how we tell, and perceive, time. The human brain, he argues, is a complex system that not only tells time but creates it; it constructs our sense of chronological flow and enables “mental time travel”―simulations …

The Power of Time Perception: Control the Speed of Time to Make Every Second CountDo you feel that time is flying as you grow older?Want to learn the secret of how to slow it down?Now you can! With access to in-depth research, you can learn how to extend the good times and fast forward through the bad ones with The Power of Time Perception.Inside the pages of this amazingly insightful book, you will learn how we think about time, the factors influencing our time experiences, and how YOU can make every second count.The Book covers things like:How our brains perceive realit…

Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?A New York Times Bestseller: “Astonishing . . . has the makings of a classic―and one fantastic read.”―PeopleWhat separates your mind from an animal’s? Maybe you think it’s your ability to design tools, your sense of self, or your grasp of past and future―all traits that have helped us define ourselves as the planet’s preeminent species. But in recent decades, these claims have eroded, or even been disproven outright, by a revolution in the study of animal cognition. Take the way …

Cognitive Neuroscience: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)Up to the 1960s, psychology was deeply under the influence of behaviourism, which focused on stimuli and responses, and regarded consideration of what may happen in the mind as unapproachable scientifically. This began to change with the devising of methods to try to tap into what was going on in the ‘black box’ of the mind, and the development of ‘cognitive psychology’. With the study of patients who had suffered brain damage or injury to limited parts of the brain, outlines of brain components…

Incognito: The Secret Lives of the BrainIf the conscious mind–the part you consider to be you–is just the tip of the iceberg, what is the rest doing?  In this sparkling and provocative book, renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the subconscious brain to illuminate its surprising mysteries. Why can your foot move halfway to the brake pedal before you become consciously aware of danger ahead? Is there a true Mel Gibson? How is your brain like a conflicted democracy engaged in civil war? What do Odysseus and …

The Leading Brain: Powerful Science-Based Strategies for Achieving Peak PerformanceA cutting-edge guide to applying the latest research in brain science to leadership – to sharpen performance, encourage innovation, and enhance job satisfaction.There’s a revolution taking place that most businesses are still unaware of. The understanding of how our brains work has radically shifted, exploding long-held myths about our everyday cognitive performance and fundamentally changing the way we engage and succeed in the workplace.Combining their expertise in both neuropsychology and man…